Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre
This centre is managed by the City of Gold Coast (City). The city is responsible for taking bookings. Enquiries can be made as follows:
Phone: 07 5581 7227
The booking office is contactable between 8am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.
When making booking enquiries please indicate the venue, type of event and proposed date.
History of the site
This unique site was initially the home of the Coolangatta State School which was established in 1919. Considerable community action led to the Queensland Government handing the custodianship of this site over to Gold Coast City Council in 2008, to create a facility for community purposes.
The site stands on top of the Kirra Headland with spectacular views in all directions.
Extensive community and stakeholder engagement outlined the priorities for the site which include:
- preservation and celebration of the heritage of the site and the area
- appropriate space to nurture, develop and celebrate artistic talent in the southern Gold Coast
- flexible and affordable meeting spaces for small interest groups
- increased accessibility to services to enhance health and well-being
- space for community celebration events.
The site won an Urban Design Award due to the process involving multiple layers of government, strong community participation and the sensitive restoration of the building to create a multifunctional community facility.
Key elements of the facility include flexible meeting and activity spaces, internal and external arts spaces, small consulting rooms, a heritage display room, art gallery and external events space. Grant funding from Arts Queensland was used to contribute to the creation of the arts spaces within the site.
The site is fully accessible and has lift access to the first floor.
- Meeting activity room - capacity 25 people
- Consulting/Clinician Room A - capacity four people (air conditioned)
- Consulting/Clinician Room B - capacity four people
- Consulting/Clinician Room C - capacity four people
- Art gallery
- External art space - capacity 30
- External event space - capacity 500
- Cook Room - capacity 25 people
- Flinders Room - capacity 25 people
- Oxley Room - capacity 25 people
- Great Hall (combination of Cook, Flinders and Oxley Rooms) - capacity 100 people in theatre layout and 64-76 people seated at round tables
- Jan Derbidge Room - capacity 25 people
- Headmasters Room - capacity 6 people
- Art Activity Room - capacity 40 people
- Heritage Display Room
- Community Lounge
Ground level kitchen facilities
Hot water unit, two microwaves, two large double-door fridges, non-commercial dishwasher, two non-commercial cook tops and ovens, hand wash sink and dish wash sink
Tables (round and rectangular), chairs, kitchen facilities, white boards, urns
Disability access including lift between floors, limited off-street parking, baby change facilities, shower and three-phase power
Subject to conditions of hire